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Rauner need to bone up on history

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Rauner need to bone up on history

The Republican governor want-a-be circus is in full swing. Bruce Rauner stands out more than anyone in the race. His "My way or the highway" attitude will get him nowhere fast.

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His lack of ability to compromise in his business world will not serve him in the government world. It is true that long term dynasties should be done away with, they are crucial to making things work if ever.

Besides this, he is weak on history. His statement on two term limits is a good idea but saying that two terms was good enough for George Washington and Ronald Reagan is in error. After nearly 10 years of war and two terms as president, all George wanted to do was go home to Mount Vernon and be a farmer again. As for Ronald Reagan, he had no choice.

The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution states that a person cannot serve more than two terms as president and was effective Feb. 27, 1951. This was known as "the mad, as in 'angry,' Republican law" in revenge for Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms. Rauner has been informed of this but yet he still uses it as an example. What else does this man not know besides fundamental American history?

Raleigh Sutton

Elgin

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